The table below looks at the statistics for Drools skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drools over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Drools
UK
Rank 573 546 576
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +30
Contract jobs citing Drools 20 66 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.13% 0.072%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.46% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 49 23
Median daily rate £425 £450 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +10.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £362 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £576 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13830 14448 13620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.83% 28.90% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9494 9997 9159
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 254 184
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £22.30 £20.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £57.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

Drools
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Drools as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Drools Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Drools Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Drools
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Scotland +3 10 £388 -11.42% 2
Edinburgh -1 10 £388 -11.42% 2
England -3 10 £550 +22.22% 6
London -13 6 £550 +22.22% 1
Surrey +15 1 £600 +4.34% 1
Yorkshire +12 1 £425 -5.55% 2
South East +11 1 £600 +4.34% 2
City of London +4 1 - -
Camberley -4 1 £600 +4.34%
Sheffield -9 1 £425 -5.55% 2
South Yorkshire -11 1 £425 -5.55% 2
Manchester - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 - -

Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Drools also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Drools.

1 67 (91.78%) Java
2 52 (71.23%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (56.16%) Maven
4 35 (47.95%) Spring
5 32 (43.84%) JBoss
6 29 (39.73%) Hibernate
7 28 (38.36%) Oracle
8 26 (35.62%) SOA
8 26 (35.62%) Scrum
9 25 (34.25%) jBPM
10 24 (32.88%) Web Services
10 24 (32.88%) XML
10 24 (32.88%) Open Source
11 23 (31.51%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (31.51%) JUnit
11 23 (31.51%) Eclipse
12 22 (30.14%) Tomcat
12 22 (30.14%) HTML
12 22 (30.14%) TDD
12 22 (30.14%) Git (software)
13 21 (28.77%) JPA
14 20 (27.40%) Apache Solr
14 20 (27.40%) AngularJS
14 20 (27.40%) Java EE
15 19 (26.03%) JIRA
15 19 (26.03%) SOAP
15 19 (26.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 18 (24.66%) RESTful
16 18 (24.66%) SoapUI
16 18 (24.66%) XSLT

Drools
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (43.84%) JBoss
2 22 (30.14%) Tomcat
3 20 (27.40%) Apache Solr
4 19 (26.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 13 (17.81%) Apache
6 10 (13.70%) Apache Spark
7 7 (9.59%) Confluence
8 6 (8.22%) Apache Pig
9 5 (6.85%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (4.11%) Mule
11 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
12 1 (1.37%) Jetty
12 1 (1.37%) Mule ESB
12 1 (1.37%) nginx
12 1 (1.37%) SAS
12 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (21.92%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.37%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.29%) MySQL
2 15 (20.55%) Oracle Database
3 12 (16.44%) Relational Database
4 9 (12.33%) Big Data
4 9 (12.33%) NoSQL
5 8 (10.96%) MongoDB
6 6 (8.22%) Apache Hive
6 6 (8.22%) Hadoop
6 6 (8.22%) HBase
7 5 (6.85%) MarkLogic
7 5 (6.85%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (6.85%) RDBMS
8 4 (5.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (5.48%) Data Lake
8 4 (5.48%) Flink
9 2 (2.74%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.74%) Pentaho
9 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
10 1 (1.37%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 41 (56.16%) Maven
2 23 (31.51%) Eclipse
2 23 (31.51%) JUnit
3 22 (30.14%) Git (software)
4 19 (26.03%) JIRA
5 18 (24.66%) SoapUI
6 16 (21.92%) Subversion
7 15 (20.55%) Cucumber
8 14 (19.18%) Jenkins
9 11 (15.07%) JMeter
9 11 (15.07%) Selenium
9 11 (15.07%) WebDriver
10 8 (10.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (4.11%) IntelliJ
12 2 (2.74%) Ant
12 2 (2.74%) Checkstyle
12 2 (2.74%) XMLUnit
13 1 (1.37%) ANTLR
13 1 (1.37%) Hudson
13 1 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 17 (23.29%) Finance
2 9 (12.33%) Banking
3 3 (4.11%) Automotive
3 3 (4.11%) Publishing
4 1 (1.37%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 51 (69.86%) Developer
2 35 (47.95%) Java Developer
3 11 (15.07%) Senior Developer
4 8 (10.96%) Developer in Test
4 8 (10.96%) Tester
5 7 (9.59%) Software Developer
6 6 (8.22%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (6.85%) Lead Developer
7 5 (6.85%) Non-Functional Tester
7 5 (6.85%) Performance Tester
7 5 (6.85%) Security Tester
7 5 (6.85%) Senior Software Developer
8 4 (5.48%) Architect
8 4 (5.48%) Big Data Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Data Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Java Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Test Manager
9 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 3 (4.11%) XML Developer
10 2 (2.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (47.95%) Spring
2 29 (39.73%) Hibernate
3 25 (34.25%) jBPM
4 24 (32.88%) Web Services
4 24 (32.88%) XML
5 22 (30.14%) HTML
6 21 (28.77%) JPA
7 20 (27.40%) AngularJS
7 20 (27.40%) Java EE
8 19 (26.03%) SOAP
9 18 (24.66%) JMS
9 18 (24.66%) RESTful
9 18 (24.66%) XSLT
10 16 (21.92%) XSD
11 15 (20.55%) JSF
11 15 (20.55%) RichFaces
12 12 (16.44%) J2EE
13 9 (12.33%) REST
14 8 (10.96%) Apache Camel
14 8 (10.96%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.37%) Derivative
3 1 (1.37%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.18%) Linux
2 6 (8.22%) Windows
3 2 (2.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (71.23%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (35.62%) Scrum
2 26 (35.62%) SOA
3 24 (32.88%) Open Source
4 23 (31.51%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (30.14%) TDD
6 14 (19.18%) Mentoring
7 13 (17.81%) Coaching
7 13 (17.81%) Open Source Development
8 12 (16.44%) BDD
8 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
9 11 (15.07%) OO
10 10 (13.70%) BPMN
11 8 (10.96%) E-Commerce
11 8 (10.96%) OOD
11 8 (10.96%) SDLC
11 8 (10.96%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (9.59%) MVC
12 7 (9.59%) User Stories
13 6 (8.22%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 67 (91.78%) Java
2 14 (19.18%) SQL
3 9 (12.33%) PL/SQL
4 8 (10.96%) Python
4 8 (10.96%) Scala
5 5 (6.85%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.85%) XPath
6 3 (4.11%) XQuery
7 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.74%) Lua
7 2 (2.74%) R
7 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) SC Cleared
1 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.85%) Degree
3 1 (1.37%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.07%) SDET
2 7 (9.59%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.37%) Nagios
Vendors
1 28 (38.36%) Oracle
2 16 (21.92%) Red Hat
3 14 (19.18%) hybris
4 8 (10.96%) Atlassian
5 6 (8.22%) Cloudera
6 4 (5.48%) Hortonworks
6 4 (5.48%) MuleSoft
7 2 (2.74%) Informatica
7 2 (2.74%) Solace
7 2 (2.74%) Sybase
7 2 (2.74%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.37%) ILOG
8 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.37%) Splunk
8 1 (1.37%) Talend
8 1 (1.37%) WSO2